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Friday, March 13, 2009 Posted by Peter Janiszewski, PhD
When I was in grade school BMX biking was all the rage. Later on, everyone (including me) wanted to be like Tony Hawk, bought a skateboard and tried desperately to learn how to olley a pop can - yes I eventually succeeded:)

Over recent years one of the most popular activities emerging is that of parkour. According to Wikipedia, parkour is "is an activity with the aim of moving from one point to another as efficiently and quickly as possible, using principally the abilities of the human body." It has even become so mainstream that the new James Bond film series often have extended parkour scene sequences- such as this one:

For an example of non-Hollywood edited parkour action by various traceurs or traceuses (practitioners of parkour) check this video out:

Have a great weekend.


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